The Prime Minister ... was told that Dr Mahathir wanted to come and see
him. Abdullah, in the midst of breakfast with aides and officials,
immediately put on his tie and told the ambassador that he would go and
see his ex-boss rather than let Dr Mahathir come down and see him.
Yet, less than two weeks later, Dr Mahathir invited the foreign Press
to his office and lambasted Abdullah and his administration.
He accused the current administration and Abdullah of many things -
stabbing him in the back, ingratitude, and perhaps, the most provocative
suggestion was that while he (Dr Mahathir) had no power to remove
Abdullah, he said "it is for his own party (Umno) to remove him".
Kalimullah hasn't apologised for the piece. The newspaper's group editor-in-chief, Hishamuddin Aun, hasn't apologised, either.
They don't just owe Dr M an apology. They owe me the reader an apology, too.